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Like taste, style, talent, and charisma, coolness is something that simply and naturally happens.
So a funny thing happened to me yesterday. While inside an elevator rocketing skyward to one of the family apartments in the city, one of my interns (my Truly Rich Mother decided to be charitable and volunteered me to her amigas as ...
 
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Our resident Truly Rich Lady lists down her daily gains and losses.
“Uh, ma’am, your financial advisers have asked that you please curb your spending,” says Lennie, my new assistant (the other one is on vacation). “They wish to inform you that, unfortunately, you went over your allocation for miscellaneous expenses last quarter, and ...
 
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Imagine: The museum is a charming little shop filled with fragile plates. The plates are dangerously thin and also cost more than your life.
“O-wee, young Zi-zi, the painting was so ekz-kwee-zeet! I just had to touch the leetle ten-dreelz of the fleur,” said Mrs. Beaumont, my private art instructor, when we first met many, many years ago.I thought it strange, but also exciting. Doing something ...
 
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The things we hold dearest in the Truly Rich World are now taking a backseat to softer values such as mindfulness, flexibility, passion, inner peace, and rest.
According to a survey done by the household help of my Truly Rich Neighbor, workers want more of this thing called balance: “Ma’am, we want to go on vacation because we are tired. Thank you, Ma’am. Come again.” According to my Truly Rich ...
 
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Are you mad or sad? This is fine. Other people strongly advice acknowledging your feelings in full.
Dear Truly Rich Lady:My ex is getting married next week. These are the things that I am feeling: I am shocked to find out that he has found someone else to finally settle down with and I am little disappointed that I ...
 
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Perception is hard to shake off, especially when you are bombarded with images of the mestiza, the chinita, the East Asian, and the Caucasian.
Hello, people of the world, fellow Truly Rich Ladies and other beings who have to work! I am writing this from a secret summer place, and I feel like I am shouting. AM I SHOUTING? I FEEL LIKE I AM. BECAUSE I ...
 
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"They are the wind beneath my wings," says the Truly Rich Lady.
The airline minder directs me toward the back of the plane into the pit of people crammed like worms in plastic pods. “Ma'am, you are here in economy. Enjoy your flight,” she tells me. I find myself being pushed down into the ...
 
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How to deploy the power of saying goodbye or, really, just saying no.
V, a young professional seeking to become like me, a Truly Rich Lady, is contemplating leaving her post as a junior something in a small company, and she wants to know how to do it properly.Now, resigning is tricky stuff. You will ...
 
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Is human interaction the new status symbol?
I could not help but giggle when my Just Rich Friend sent me a link to a New York Times story proclaiming human touch as a form of luxury ("The rich have grown afraid of screens. They want their children to play with ...
 
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Meet the New New Money, the God, the East Rich, and more.
If we are sticking to the very old and very traditional definition of the Truly Rich, then there are no Truly Rich people in these fair islands our ours. The Old Rich come from the Old World, as in they are the ...
 
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Etiquette expert Myka Meier offers tips for how to make a meaningful impression on new acquaintances.
Etiquette expert Myka Meier, who teaches classes at the Plaza Hotel, knows a thing or two about talking to strangers. Below are her tips for how to conquer any cocktail party or social setting where you want to make a few new acquaintances."The ...
 
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C.C. Coo is descended from Chinese forebears, but she is also so much more.
I consider myself a multi-racial butterfly, a mysterious mix of peoples and cultures that are also, by the way, Truly Rich. But most definitely I am of Chinese descent and most certainly my life is colored by Chinese culture and customs.I bring ...
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